Nigerian woman detained In Saudi Arabia over drugs allegation joins the Nigerian Anti drugs agency
Zainab Aliyu, who was framed and arrested over drugs trafficking in Saudi Arabia in 2018 has been commissioned as an Assistant Superitendant of Narcotics of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The lady, an indigene of Jigawa state, Nigeria is among the newly 2,000 trained NDLEA Cadets commissioned at the agency’s academy in Jos, Plateau State on Friday.
The woman who was at that time a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano was
on her way to perform Lesser Hajj ( Umrah ) with her mother when she was grabbed
by the Saudi Anti drugs agency, but she insisted it was planted in her luggage
by unknown persons.
After spending some months in the prison, it was discovered that the hard drugs was planted to her by a cartel in the Malam Aminu airport,Kano that specialises in keeping hard drugs in travellers’ bags.
After much plea by various civil society groups and people atlarge, Zainab was subsequently acquitted and released by the Saudi Arabian anti-drug trafficking agency after four months in detention.
She returned back to Nigeria, completed her mandatory one-year National Youth
Service Corps (NYSC),and has now been enlisted into the NDLEA.